Gerard Deulofeu wants a move back to Everton this summer, according to the Liverpool Echo.
The Barcelona man spent the 2013/14 season on loan in Merseyside and is keen to return this summer to kick-start his development.
The winger spent last season on loan at Sevilla but hasn’t played since April as his form cooled, leaving him unable to force his way into the first team.
The 21-year-old has a buyout clause of £25 million and may be out of Everton’s price range. But two years of mediocre form have seen his stock fall on the world stage and Barcelona may be open to lower offers, as the club don’t believe he has the ability to make it at the top level.
A price around £15 million may still be risky for Roberto Martinez’s side for a player who hasn’t developed to expectations and according to Sevilla manager Unai Emery “lacks maturity” with the two not seeing eye-to-eye at the Andalusian side.
Deulofeu could flourish back at Everton
The player was also named in Spanish newspaper Marca’s ‘worst team of the season’.
In his first spell at Everton, the Spaniard found the net three times in 25 matches and Martinez would be looking for a better return if he decides to shell out on the 21-year-old.
Everton had a poor season last term and Martinez will be looking to inject some flair into the side, who may suffer a major blow before the season has even started, with striker Romelu Lukaku coy on his future at the club.